Thursday, August 14, 2014
So Happy Together
I yelled "JACKPOT" when I finished reading the lovely letter of introduction that Ashraf sent. Delphine and Maeve were napping on my feet, and the commotion made them stir and stretch.
"Girls! We found your dad," I exclaimed.
They both stared at me for a moment with squinty eyes, trying to decide if they should fully wake or not, then curled back up into balls and fell asleep. You would think such news would excite them more, but their response seemed to say "of course, we've been expecting his call."
Ashraf was looking for a pair of bonded kittens, his FIRST kittens ever, and he was ready to devote his life to their care. In his note he described his home, lifestyle and schedule in great detail and shared a lot about himself. He sounded like a kind, caring and responsible young man, and I picked up the phone and gave him a call.
We had a great chat, and an hour later, he came for a visit. This meeting was really just a formality, I think we all knew these kittens were his well before he arrived.
He adored the girls instantly, and was impressed by their beauty and sweetness. They were delights that night, and we all enjoyed watching the kittens cuddle together, wake from their naps, then bounce around the living room. After a wonderful visit, we set a plan for their pick-up, and said goodbye to a very happy Ashraf.
The next day, I sent him a list of all the essential items he would need for the girls, and in his return email, he confessed that he had been spending a great deal of time looking at pictures of his kittens on the blog. He was so excited to be bringing them home.
Delphine and Maeve really are the perfect "starter set" for a new kitten dad. They're so social and dear, so hearty and healthy. I know they'll do so great in their devoted dad's gentle hands.
Just look at them together on adoption day.
I shared these photos on Facebook the other day, and my friend Anne said "they hit the gentle jackpot".
It's true, they did.
I'm so grateful these special kittens found such an awesome dad. We wish you much happiness Ashraf, Delphine and Maeve, and a long life together.